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Tom’s top tips for starting a business

Our Managing Director Tom starting Flagship almost 10 years ago, so is in a great position to give his top tips on starting a business.


  1. Know your market. Be confident that you have client relationships that are yours, not your previous employers.
  2. Surround yourself with good people. Know your strengths, then employ people tat are great at what you’re not do good at.
  3. Work hard. The first few years can be demanding to get yourself up to speed and on the right track, so be prepared for some hard graft!
  4. Don’t try to grow too quickly. Remember the old saying ‘turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cash is reality’.
  5. Enjoy it! Starting your own business can be stressful so make sure you try to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.